Thursday, July 24, 2008

My Flower Garden

I'm so glad our landlords don't mind (well, really, they love it) my planting up the flower bed in the front yard. Last summer it was grass and now it's full of pretty things- right now the zinnias are looking great. We even have pansies still growing like crazy. It does me a lot of good to work out in the dirt and to be able to enjoy a garden out our front window.


Or just a handy way to control a wild child? Actually, Will loves to play in the dog kennel in the backyard. He crawls in, shuts the door, and entertains himself inside with doggie toys.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

We've got a walker

Finally, 4 days after he turned 18 months, William stood up and decided it was time to walk. He walks everywhere and prefers it to crawling and cruising. Greg and I are elated. We knew he could walk, the problem was that he didn't want to- we could coax at most 6 steps out of him before he would get bored and crawl away. The evening of the first day of walking Greg and I were talking in the hall when we saw a little boy nonchalantly walk out of the living room, down the hall, and into his bedroom, and then turn around and give us a mischievous grin.

The sudden walking combined with Will's first day in nursery (July 6th) has made me wonder "Who is this little boy and where is my baby?" But as much as I miss all the adorable and amazing things my little baby did, I love all the adorable and amazing things this new little person can do too. He's so smart and clever. I'm sure there's not many other 18-month olds who can play catch with his parents (and if you know of any, don't spoil my illusion)...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

beach bums

We were able to spend the 4th of July at Bear Lake this year and William LOVED the beach! It was beautiful weather and we all had a good time. I like it because he could get as dirty as he wanted and then I could just dunk him in the lake to clean up.